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Communication Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?

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Communication Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you are accustomed to working in a highly communicative environment or if you are more used to a work environment where everyone keeps their thoughts to themselves until mistakes are made. If your most recent role was not a highly communicative environment, discuss positions further in the past. Avoid speaking poorly of the communication in your most recent role. If the situation was not ideal, you could say just that. Show that you fully understand the repercussions of poor communication.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "In my previous role, healthy communication was required to protect the safety of our employees. We transported dangerous goods, and our management required that we all take specific workshops on communication and documentation. Because of this, my communication skills are powerful."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I am an executive assistant to the CEO and CFO of my company. If I do not communicate properly, clients leave, and deals can fall through. Strong communication is vital in my role."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "Excellent communication is key to everything when it comes to dealing with others. Communication style can make or break deals with anyone. I leverage communication skills to enhance relationships with my team wherever possible."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "We used a lot of communication apps to encourage a strong level of communication between teams. We worked on a lot of big projects where communication was the one factor that could make or break a successful campaign."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "There is not a strong level of communication in my current workplace. This reality is part of the reason why I am seeking new employment. I highly value clear communication. Do you encourage strong communication between retail locations here?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "Communication is always important if you want your business to be successful. Lack of communication can decrease morale, upset customers, and cause conflict with vendors. The organization which I currently work offers excellent communication strategies, and I have learned a lot from those."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "As a teacher, communication is incredibly important. I would never compromise communication between the faculty, student body, or their parents."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Loan Assistant Interview

      "In my previous role, healthy communication was required in order to protect the safety of our employees. We transported dangerous goods and it was required by our management that we all take specific workshops on communication and documentation. Because of this, my communication skills are exceptionally strong."

      3 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "At my current place of employment, it is vital that we communicate with one another, not doing so could get someone hurt, safety being the main concern for the good and consistent communication. The other reason for good communication is the operability of the plant. Possibly the plant may fail due to an operator being misinformed and making the wrong decision."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Your answer shows a strong awareness of safety and how communication plays into that. Well said!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Excellent communication is key to everything when it comes to dealing with others. In my previous job, communication is essential to be able to produce accurate analysis and results for our clients as well as to protect the safety of my co-workers, especially when we perform tests."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good answer! You show enthusiasm for clear communication while also giving specific examples of how you delivered clear communication in your previous role.

      "In my previous role, communication was essential for the production of accurate client results, and to protect the safety of my co-workers. I believe excellent communication is paramount to success."

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